The Purpose of This Map

Thought Spot is a map of mental health resources that uses a crowdsourcing model, allowing for interaction and contribution by student users.

Thought spot caters to thousands



Thought Spot uses a participatory approach to identifying resources. The growth and development of the project depends on an inclusive and collaborative environment made for students by students.


Thought Spot takes a holistic approach to mental health. By treating body and mind as one, we hope to raise awareness of the role of mental well-being in improving the lives of everyone.


Thought Spot is a comprehensive resource with data from relevant sources. This innovative mapping approach makes access to resources easy and interactive by mobilizing students to share knowledge and build networks.


Thought Spot is funded through a 2013 Mental Health Innovation Fund grant administered by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

This student engagement and online advocacy project was initiated by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the University of Toronto. Initial map data was provided by ConnexOntario and Kids Help Phone. OCAD University, Ryerson University and the University of Toronto were present on the Steering Committee and facilitated links to on-campus groups, programs and services. The Digital Media Zone at Ryerson provided meeting space and will host our Hack for Mental Health event in November.


Student Production Team

Antonio Lee

Content Team

University of Toronto

The Rex Jazz Bar

Debi Banerjee

Content Team

University of Toronto

High Park

Heather Hart

Content Team

Ryerson University

Ryerson Athletic Centre

Phoebe Bao

Content Team

University of Toronto

Hart House

Carolyn Rowan

Content Team

University of Toronto

Trinity Bellwoods Dog Bowl

Kathryn Hartog

UX Team

Ryerson University

Art Gallery of Ontario

Tammy Le

UX Team

Sheridan College

Toronto Waterfront

Dena Javadi

Marketing Team

Johns Hopkins University (grad)

Royal Ontario Museum

Claire Hamilton

Marketing Team

OCAD University

West End YMCA

CAMH Production Team

Doug Giles

Technical Implementation

CAMH Education

Annie Hart

Technical Implementation

CAMH Education

Collaborative Leadership

Miriam Verburg

Project Manager

Bloom Digital Media

Andrew Johnson and Michelle Hamilton-Page

Project Coordinators

CAMH Education

Farah Friesen

Student Engagement Specialist

University of Toronto

Christine Fitzgerald

UX Team Mentor and Hackathon Coordinator

Aha Moment, Inc.

Laura Gibbs

Workshop Coordinator

CAMH Education